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Reclaiming pink …

An acquaintance with metastatic disease is having a personal fundraiser and in her invitation she talked about ‘reclaiming pink’. This reminded me very much about the work we do as Unitarian Universalists of reclaiming religious language – a message that resonated very strongly with me and allows me to call my local congregation a “church” even… Read More »

How do I be an ‘engaged patient’ in a hospital gown? #medx

Since my diagnosis with breast cancer, I’ve seen many different specialists (breast surgeon, medical oncologist, chemo dermatologist, plastic surgeon). My doctors appointments have gone something like this. Medical assistant takes my vitals Medical assistant directs me to remove clothing (usually waist up) and put on a gown (opening in front) I wait for the doctor.… Read More »